Alibi V.16 No.52 • Dec 27-Jan 2, 2007 
This magical crust might enrobe your next calzone ($6 à la carte).

Ask Chef Boy Ari

No Need to Fuss about Thawing Meat

Q: Dear Flash,

I’ve heard it’s best to thaw frozen meat slowly in a fridge, like overnight. Is this true? And if so, why?

—Frozen Thoughts

A: Dear Frozen,

I’ve heard that too, and I think it’s a good idea. Unfortunately, this would require more foresight than I have on most days. I did do some digging in order to answer your question, wondering if I might learn something that might make me change my ways.

There is a reason, safety-wise, for thawing meat in the refrigerator, as opposed to a warmer environment. When thawed in the fridge, the meat can’t possibly warm up to temperatures at which bacterial growth or other forms of spoilage might occur.

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This magical crust might enrobe your next calzone ($6 à la carte).
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Tony’s Pizza

David size, Goliath flavor

Tony, the sauce-slinger and namesake of Tony’s Pizza, learned his Italian grandmother's cucina skills by way of his mother. He works from a tiny kitchen on the corner of Tijeras and Seventh Street, where he pushes pies out to diners seated in one of the seven tables that make up his restaurant.

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Steak and Spirits

Ruth's Chris and Broken Trail Distillery Paired Spirit Dinner

A four-course paired dinner featuring sizzling steaks paired with the local spirits in custom made cocktails. Reservations required.
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Craft Drafts and Tasty Trucks

The 5th Annual Great N.M. Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

A festival filled with craft beer, great food, an arts market, live music by local bands Reverend E and the Vagrants, Michael Moxey and the Easy Sinners, Sourpuss and more.
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Chowtown Restaurant Guide

At some point down the line Thai food became synonymous with comfort food for me. It was my family’s favorite dining out cuisine when I was young, and now I have a lot of good nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of lemongrass and curry. Tom kha gai, papaya salad and pad see ew are my go-to orders when I’m sick or just craving something warming and familiar, so I’ve visited most of the Thai spots in town to find some of my favorites of each. That GrubHub bill is getting a little out of control at this point, honestly.

Here’s a few of my favorite spots to order Thai in the Duke City. May they bring you many spicy tears and great evenings.